Educated at the University of Delaware, the University of Pennsylvania and the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Rowena Macleod has developed the art form of "compeinage", a term she has coined for her unique combined style of painting and collage. Rowena's images implore us to look inward, past the obvious, toward a real confrontation with our shared inner human condition.
Rowena has been a professional artist for over 20 years. She maintains a studio in her home, and has been involved in local arts communities throughout her career. In Boston, she worked at two galleries, where her duties included the installation and cataloging of art work, and the maintenance of a rotating art exhibition for leading restaurants.
In Newark, Delaware, she and a core group of people started the Newark Arts Alliance. This cultural organization works to serve the community and encourages the community to become involved in the arts. Twenty years later, it continues its mission successfully. Rowena has taught art privately, in arts organizations, and in public and private schools. Presently, she is one of the art teachers at Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Delaware.
Rowena's work is in private collections in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Currently she exhibits her images mainly in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. She has been the recipient of many art awards, including two Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowships (Emerging and Professional) in the "Works on Paper" category.
Rowena is one of the featured artists in the 2008 publication entitled Collage Journeys, by Jane Davies, a Watson-Guptill Publication, New York, NY.